This volume explores the religious transformation of each nation in modern Asia. When the Asian people, who were t only diverse in culture and history, but also active in performing local traditions and religions, experienced a socio-political change under the wave of Western colonialism, the religious climate was also altered from a transnational perspective. Part One explores the nationals of China (Taiwan), Hong Kong, Korea, and Japan, focusing on the manifestations of Japanese religion, Chinese foreign policy, the British educational system in Hong Kong in relation to Tibetan Buddhism, the Korean women of Catholicism, and the Scottish impact in late nineteenth century Korea. Part Two approaches South Asia through the topics of astrology, the works of a Gujarati saint, and Himalayan Buddhism. The third part is focused on the conflicts between 'indigeus religions and colonialism,' 'Buddhism and Christianity,' 'Islam and imperialism,' and 'Hinduism and Christianity' in Southeast Asia.
David W. Kim, Ph.D. (2009), University of Sydney, is a Research Fellow at the School of Culture, History and Language at Australian National University, Australia. He has published monographs, translations and many articles on the History of Religions, including Intercultural Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean (Continuum, 2012) and Revival Awaken Generations: A History of Church Revival (DKM Press, 2006). Contributors are: Carole M. Cusack, Catharina Blomberg, Christopher Hartney, Daniel Ahn, David W. Kim, Joshua Esler, Kevin N. Cawley, Laurens de Rooij, Lawrence C. Reardon, Lionel Obadia, Martin Wood, Nicholas Campion, and Ronnie Gale Dreyer.
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Religion: Comparative, General & Reference
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11 black & white illustrations, 3 black & white tables